Moline, IL, April 2, 2013 – Elliott Aviation, a leader in a diverse set of business aviation services today announced the hire of John Crabtree as Avionics Manager. In his new role, Crabtree will oversee an avionics department of 30 technicians and will lead one of the most successful avionics retrofit programs in history, Elliott Aviation’s industry-leading King Air Garmin G1000 retrofit program.
Crabtree’s 28 years of avionics experience started when he was an Avionics Technician in the US Navy. In addition, he has worked on a diverse set of aircraft when previously employed at Gulfstream, Standard Aero and most recently as the Avionics Manager of Hawker Beechcraft Services.
“This is an exciting opportunity as Elliott Aviation is one of the worldwide leaders in avionics modification,” said Crabtree. “My vision is for the Elliott modification team to continue to be at the forefront of avionics program development and to be the place where every customer wants to come for all of their avionics modification needs.”
“John Crabtree’s exceptional background in leading avionics teams is a great asset for Elliott Aviation,” said Rich Baeder, Vice President and General Manager for Elliott Aviation of Moline. “His leadership abilities and experience will help keep Elliott Aviation on the leading edge of avionics modification.”
Crabtree will be located at Elliott Aviation’s headquarters in Moline, IL.
Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint and interior, charter and aircraft management. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).